No not Sports Personality - in any other year would be a shoe-in for Hamilton but in Olympic year has to be an Olympian. Nothing against Lewis but being paid millions is his reward, the Olympians are paid nothing, although will have got some endorsements.
Anyway back on topic, I am talking about THE race. The Race of Champions is at Wembley in December. The event pitches drivers from different disciplines e.g. F1, Rally, Touring cars against each other on what is best described as a giant scalextric circuit. They lay it on the Wembley pitch.
However as part of the entertainment before the main event, Hamilton is going to drive his F1 car around and then take on Hoy in a race. Him in the McLaren and Hoy on his bike !!
Not sure how they will work it to even it up but should be great fun. Perhaps they should do it on cumulative time over two races and make Hoy drive the car and Hamilton ride the bike for the second race. Mind you Hamilton would win that hands down because I don't think Hoy could get his thighs into an F1 car !!
The really good news is that I already have tickets for the event, although it might mean me running a PB in the Bedford half marathon that morning to make sure I get there in time for this challenge.
Also apparently the two are travelling up from Wembley to Liverpool together for SPOTY later that evening. At least I hope they travel together because that would be a nice touch.
Big Chris Hoy to beat the tax exile.
Has to be Hoy!!!
it will be Hamilton
hoy only rides a bike
Don Minquez wrote (see)
I reckon Hamilton can ride a bike too.
Don't be silly.
That's why he wimped out of the triathlon challenge.
I didnt mention anything as to whether he was good or not, yes he is certainly good.
In my opinion hes a stupid trumpted up spoilt twat whos good at F1
I wasnt and am not irritiated, I was passing a comment of clarification that I recorgnise that he is good.
In my opinion hes a stupid trumpted up twat whos good at F1
BB - clearly you ain't keen on Hamilton, I was wondering what he had done to make you hold such a strong opinion.
Without knowing the circuit it is hard to know who will win. They should get them to race peddle powered go karts round the Sports Personailty set, my money would tehn be on Hoy.
They don't seem to have such good cross sport fun challenges on Sports Personality any more. I think they should have one this year where sports people take it in turns to punch Amir Khan on the chin, this would allow us to see his potential to take a punch and who from other sports can pack a good punch.
They could start off with Hamilton (cause he looks a little bit leight weight), progress to a swimmer, maybe then a runner, then perhaps Hoy (knock-out), then top it all with a darts player.
Maxpower - now that is a suggestion
I am sure they will have to handicap it somehow to make a race of it so we'll see.
Hamilton does seem to have garnered some negative comments in some circles. Not sure why. He seems a decent enough person to me .
Yes he lives in Switzerland but I think that is to avoid being pestered every time he leaves the house. Plus it is boring so he doesn't get distracted
He has made some mistakes but is still inexperienced and at least he hasn't taken to deliberately driving people off the race course like a certain Herr Schumacher did (and Mr Senna on one occasion).
Any other year he would have been my vote for SPOTY but this year I genuinely believe it should be an Olympian and actually probably will vote for Hoy (three time Gold Medallist) as opposed to say Adlington (2 times) or Ainslie (three successive Olympics)
Brooks - tough call between the 3 Olympians you mention. I think I may vote for Adlington but I suspect Hoy will win.
Hamilton does come across a bit brash and arrogant at times but he is a young guy in a very competitive environment, and to me he ain't that bad. I ain't much of F1 fan so wouldn't vote for him, though his record is very impressive.
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